Generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have helped make America what it is today. Their histories recall bitter hardships and proud accomplishments, from the laborers who connected our coasts over one-and-a-half centuries ago, to the patriots who fought overseas while their families were interned at home, to the innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving our Nation's economic growth in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Janet Lee is a serial small-space nester. She has lived in a dozen pocket-sized spaces. Although not a professional decorator, (by day, she is a mild-mannered TV producer) she is a true design enthusiast. Each apartment along the way has become a personal decorating lab where Lee has created and road-tested posh, portable and affordable ways to live large and proud in her petite pad.
We just LOVE her ideas!
Jen Chu is a freelance set designer, interior decorator, and avid photo-taker...or you can just call her the 'Asian Martha Stewart'. Chu lived in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, for six years, in a teeny-tiny bedroom about the size of a cargo van.
Being from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chu naturally gravitated towards foggy beaches, big trees, and old houses with excessively ornate moulding.
New Year's Eve is the best night of the year to create your own custom cocktail for a celebration.
Now that all the presents are unwrapped, it's time for a last call for 2014. But the celebration is only getting started as we toast to a new year. If you are hosting a New Year's Eve bash, you will want to have some mixed drink recipes ready on hand. These easy New Year's cocktails will have you and your guests celebrating with smiles.
TOP SHELF TOAST
.5oz CÎROC Amaretto
.5oz Simple Syrup
.5oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Japan is regarded among the American public and opinion leaders as the most important country in Asia, according to the results of an annual survey by the Foreign Ministry.
It was the first time in four years that the survey, released Friday, found that both U.S. groups viewed Japan in such a positive light.
China’s “one child” policy has led to the overseas adoption of many Chinese girls. As young women, they often seek to find their birth parents or at least try to learn more about the circumstances of their birth, their separation or relinquishment or abandonment, and their subsequent adoption.
In Kay Bratt's novel, Chasing China, the heroine, Mia, was adopted from a Chinese orphanage by a fine, loving, middle-class, Caucasian American family, and became the beloved little sister for three older brothers, a little girl the family eagerly sought.
Ever wondered ‘Why these things happen ONLY to me?’, ‘When will MY LIFE change?’. I have, on numerous occasions, and searched for answers. In my quest for finding ‘answers’, I came across Sanjeev Verma, a renowned Indian Canadian Vedic Astrologer, who has been practicing for over 28 years and also serves as a Vedic Counselor for the Deepak Chopra Center. My knowledge on this topic was limited and to some degree, I am ‘on the fence’ on astrology!
An increasing number of Koreans are opening their homes to dogs and considering them family members. However, there are others who have chosen to capitalize on this kindness by delving into the cruel and greedy puppy mill trade. Puppy mills are breeding factories where female dogs are forced to live in substandard conditions, often in their own urine and feces with disease running rampant, and are constantly impregnated until they can no longer breed. Their puppies are sold in pet store windows or open markets to unsuspecting, vulnerable people.